BRUNDYN+ is pleased to present Brundyn Talks, a series of monthly talks, which will be held at the gallery’s video room. The talks are a platform for the public to engage with interdisciplinary discourse presented by artists, curators, academics, literary scholars, musicians and filmmakers to name but a few.
The forth talk was be held on Wednesday 25 June 2014 by Nomusa Makhubu and considers how the positioning of Nollywood as interventionist artistic practice that subverts the division between art and popular culture could shift our thinking about what constitutes art and creative practice in Africa.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER | Nomusa Makhubu
Nomusa Makhubu has a PhD in Art History and Visual Culture. She has also practiced as an artist and has had artworks exhibited in South Africa, France, Germany, Italy, Austria, Swaziland, China and Reunion Island after receiving the ABSA L’Atelier Gerard Sekoto Award in 2006 as well as the Rhodes Amnesty International Woman of the Year Award (Art). She was nominated as the presenting artist for the Business Day: Business and Art South Africa (BASA) Awards in 2008 and was awarded the Purvis Prize for Academic Achievement in Fine Art, Rhodes University. Makhubu became an Abe Bailey fellow in 2008. Funded by the Würth Scholarship, her M.A. research focused on politics of sexuality and cultural economies. She has presented research papers nationally and internationally. In 2010, she completed her fellowship with the Omooba Yemisi Adedoyin Shyllon Art Foundation (OYASAF) in Nigeria. Her current research focuses on African Popular Culture. She has worked as a Cue reviewer for the National Arts Festival (2007, 2010, 2012) in Grahamstown and was appointed to the NAF committee in 2011. She lectures Art History at Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town.